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Invasibility and species richness of island endemic arthropods: a general model of endemic vs. exotic species
Aim This paper has two objectives. First, we examine how a variety of biotic, abiotic and anthropogenic factors influence the endemic and introduced arthropod richness on an oceanic island. Second,Expand
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Effect of island geological age on the arthropod species richness of Azorean pastures
Abstract Species richness of six pasture arthropod assemblages (total arthropod species, total herbivore species, sucking and chewing herbivores, total predatory species and spiders) were regressedExpand
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Insect and spider rarity in an oceanic island (Terceira, Azores): true rare and pseudo-rare species
Until now the mechanisms of how recent historical land-use (hereafter called “habitat”) changes in island ecosystems shape the distribution of individual insect species have been poorly understood inExpand
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A spatial scale assessment of habitat effects on arthropod communities of an oceanic island
Most habitats in the Azores have undergone substantial land-use changes and anthropogenic disturbance during the last six centuries. In this study we assessed how the richness, abundance andExpand
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Diversity and distribution of arthropods in native forests of the Azores archipelago
Since 1999, our knowledge of arthropods in native forests of the Azores has improved greatly. Under the BALA project (Biodiversity of Arthropods of Laurisilva of the Azores), an extensiveExpand
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Species Distribution Models Do Not Account for Abundance: The Case of Arthropods on Terceira Island
The objective of this study is to investigate whether presence/absence models can be used as surrogates of arthropod abundance, and eventually under which circumstances such surrogacy is guaranteed.Expand
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Topography-driven isolation, speciation and a global increase of endemism with elevation (Forthcoming)
Additional co-authors: Jose Maria Fernandez-Palacios, Rosalina Gabriel, Roy E. Gereau, Rosemary G. Gillespie, Josef Greimler, David E.V. Harter, Tsurng-Juhn Huang, Severin D.H. Irl , DanielExpand
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Arthropod assemblage homogenization in oceanic islands: the role of indigenous and exotic species under landscape disturbance
Aims Human landscape disturbance can drive the degradation of natural environments, thereby contributing to indigenous (endemic and native non-endemic) species extinctions, facilitating theExpand
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